Prank Call to President Trump Shows Bigger Issues, Says 'Stuttering John' Melendez

The Secret Service paid a visit to podcast comedian John Melendez on Saturday after he was able to patch through to the President on Air Force One

The Secret Service paid a visit to podcast comedian John Melendez on Saturday after he was able to patch through to the President on Air Force One

"Stay tuned", Comedian John Melendez, who hosts the podcast "The Stuttering John", wrote in a tweet early Saturday morning.

The White House was told Thursday that Menendez hadn't reached out to Trump, said a person familiar with the call who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss it.

Melendez played audio on his podcast that included him calling the White House switchboard. ABC News added that the call took place even though the White House's office of legislative affairs checked in with Menendez' office.

After a bit of back and forth, and a few stretched truths, Melendez is then called back by Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who asks what he wants to speak with the President about.

But Melendez told Cook on Saturday that he and his producer were doing his "Stuttering John" podcast when they made a decision to call the White House.

Melendez said he then called back again, claiming to be the senator's assistant, using what he described as a bad British accent. In two phone calls, the person on the White House end didn't seem to question the bad English accident or how Melendez explained calling from a cell phone with an 818 area code - San Fernando Valley - because he was "on vacation". At first, according to Melendez' account, he called in as himself.

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After leaving his messages, Melendez said he returned home, showered and was headed out for a date in Beverly Hill when he received a phone call from a Washington D.C. area code.

At one point in the alleged conversation, the president congratulates Sen.

The comedian told TMZ on Sunday that he was scheduled for a meeting with the Secret Service on Monday.

The call continued for a couple more minutes, during which time Trump and Melendez talk about matters of immigration and the upcoming nomination for a new justice of the Supreme Court. John Melendez says he did not answer.

Avenatti confirmed he was retained and took the opportunity to take a jab at Trump.

Melendez told CBS News that all the White House needed to do was ask his party affiliation and state to stump him; Melendez said he only knows the senator's name.

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